I much prefer informative articles like this to that high brow literatrue.
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 11:34 am:
Among many others, I have noticed two points of particular interest in yesterday's description of Enescu's First Romanian Rhapsody.
Unless I am mistaken, the Rhapsody features a "Nightingale" theme - a very old and popular folk song of Hungary, Romania and other Southern Slavic countries. Nightingale's song is simply beautiful. It is well worth it to stay up late in May and June to hear it, as the bird can be heard at night. Lark is the other bird of similar geographical location, and a beautiful song as well. It is a "day bird" and sings while flying (thus "Lark Ascending", etc.). Bill, thanks for increasing my knowledge.